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Pumpkin flavored everything on #NationalPumpkinDay

Hurts Donut is offering pumpkin spice doughnuts with pumpkin spice latte glaze.
Hurts Donut is offering pumpkin spice doughnuts with pumpkin spice latte glaze. Courtesy photo

Today’s the day to pick up yourself a pumpkin spiced latte, eat some pumpkin pasta, carve a jack-o-lantern and make a pumpkin pie.

It’s National Pumpkin Day, or #NationalPumpkinDay for those who want to celebrate on social media.

National Pumpkin Day comes in the midst of pumpkin-flavored everything as Halloween approaches and people prepare for Thanksgiving feasts.

Here’s some pumpkin trivia

▪ The word pumpkin originates from the word “pepon,” which means large melon in Greek.

▪ The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds date back to between 7000 and 5500 BC in Mexico.

▪ Illinois currently produces more pumpkins than any other state.

And here’s a look at the popularity of pumpkin pie versus pumpkin patches via Google searches in each state over the past year.

Gabriella Dunn: 316-268-6400, @gabriella_dunn

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